ZAMBIA - Government says the resurgence of African swine fever (ASF) in Lusaka is due to some farmers hiding their infected pigs during the slaughtering exercise.
ZAMBIA - Government is investigating the influx of imported beef, which has flooded the market and frozen out local farmers, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock permanent secretary David Shamulenge has said.
UGANDA - Farmers in Kiruhura District under their cooperative, can now negotiate for improved milk prices, thanks to improved storage equipment.
ZAMBIA – More than 160 pigs in Lusaka have been slaughtered following a resurgence of the African swine fever.
KENYA - A dairy plant has been constructed at Mtepeni, Kilifi County, raising the hopes of upto 20,000 farmers who have had no market for their milk.
KENYA: The prolonged tranquility the country’s dairy sector has enjoyed could soon be interrupted by a major storm after the Murang’a County government sought to take over the county’s milk value chain.
KENYA - Plans are in place for construction of two milk processing plants in Kakamega by next year. Agriculture executive Peninah Mukabane said one plant with a daily capacity of 2,000 litres will be built at the Bukura Agricultural College.
NIGERIA - The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has approved a working agreement with Novus International, a US-based agro-allied firm and its country representatives on Norgem (Nigeria) Limited.
NIGERIA – The Federal Government intends to set aside N100 billion to assist states establish mini modern ranches across the country as part of efforts to check frequent clashes between cattle-rearers and farmers.
NIGERIA - Nigeria exports hides and skin worth 800 million dollars (N129.60 billion) to Italy annually, Mr SegunAwolowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said on Friday in Lagos.
SOUTH AFRICA: While dairy farmers have benefited from a 20% rise in raw milk prices over the past 12 months, the Milk Producers Organisation says this is not enough to stem the exodus of farmers from the sector.
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